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A family of primates consisting of three genera: pongo (pongo pygmaeus), pan (pan troglodytes and pan paniscus), and gorilla (gorilla gorilla). They inhabit forests in southeast asia, equatorial africa, sumatra, and borneo. The members of this family are the closest living relatives of man.

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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

The "great apes" were formerly treated as the family Pongidae. As noted above, this definition makes the Pongidae paraphyletic, and does not show that orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans are all more closely related to one another than ...

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: on phylogeny / what are we ?
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hominoid vs hominid

The three families within the Hominoid superfamily are; Hominidae: modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man Pongidae: Great Apes including Gorillas, Orangutans, and Chimpazees (both bonobo and common chimp) Hylobatidae: Gibbons/Simangs I think this classification is a bit ...

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by Silverbackman
Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: hominoid vs hominid
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